Torture is defined as:
the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
Below is a video that shows what the Liberals/Progressives in America have been whining about for the past couple of years. It is a demonstration of waterboarding, as used by American military interrogators. This is what Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the CIA lied to her about. This procedure has only been used against 3 Islamic Jihadists.
The Left calls this torture. But no-one, not even in the State-run media, has ever demonstrated this for the American public. There’s a reason for that. By calling this torture, and not demonstrating it, the Left is using a form of psychological manipulation. When we cannot see a thing that someone uses a fearful word to describe, our minds fill the gaps in information with terrible images. The best antidote is the truth. That is what we endeavor to bring you here. Show this to everyone you know, especially those who say waterboarding is torture but have never seen it.
This was originally posted on the Weekly Standard:
Playboy journalist Mike Guy got himself waterboarded last month but I missed the video — probably because it doesn’t confirm everything the left already knew to be true and thus has very little news value. On the assumption that many other folks didn’t get the chance to see this, watch the video below. Guy takes it like a man, which isn’t to say that he lasts longer than five seconds — after all, the technique is designed to be extremely unpleasant. But the U.S. military trainer who applies the techniques makes clear that he doesn’t believe it to be torture, and Guy himself isn’t exactly convinced after having suffered through it. He seems to have gotten a buzz off of it. One wonders: if water-boarding really is torture, why are so many folks willing to give it a try? You don’t see people lining up to have their fingernails pulled off.
The CIA interrogators who engaged in waterboarding known terrorists to extract information will not be charged with a crime, according to an AP story today.
President Obama, faced with criticism for absolving the CIA, said “Nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past.” A nice sentiment, but his entire campaign platform was all about “laying blame” for America’s problems on the past administration under George W. Bush.
The reality is that the CIA did nothing illegal. They were operating within the bounds of US law and extracting information vital to national security, and now Barak Obama is having to come to terms with that. He’s got nothing to say.